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Is certain modern dressing another example of secular religion?

By Krish557
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People are largely herd animals. Most desire to belong and clothes are an outward sign of belonging and identifying with a group--the article says this, but I did not have to read it to know this. This extends beyond religion: Goths and girl/boy scouts wear clothes/uniforms that identify them with their group. Even beatniks and hippies wore identifying clothes, so do businessmen. I see "secular religion" as misnomer; it's more like "I am a part of a herd because I need to belong and I want people to know it." Me? I am a part of the sexy old woman club.

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smile001.gif My first thaught seeing this post was blue jeans and a t-shirt. On second thaught I wondered black suit and tie? Finally dawned on me, probably something more like a traditional costume right? Batman, hoody, dark sun glasses, tortured soul.

FynTul Level 6 June 7, 2018
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With religion on the wane in most of the West, the religious impulse finds new outlets...

Krish55 Level 7 June 7, 2018
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"Secular religion" is an oxymoron.

If it walks and looks like a duck...

Here's what Stanford's dictionary says about Heraclitus that is relevant here " best known for his doctrines that things are constantly changing (universal flux), that opposites coincide (unity of opposites),"

@Krish55 Actually, you have a point. Some of the most secular among us engage in "celebrity worship."

I think you'll find that the term secular religion was initiated by Rousseau, intending it to represent a social belief system which excluded theism, and was perpetuated by Robespierre at the French Revolution. And for a staunchly catholic country in C18th, France has remained proudly secular since.

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It certainly could be classified as such.

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I do not understand your question? Dressing alike is a way to make a "tribe"....armed forces uniforms, girl scout sashes, etc etc. Why drag in religion to every single thing?

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Edited for grammar.
Polos and white khakis are the uniform of todays right wingers. I'm of the opinion that the right wing has become very cultish. Maybe I should say the extreme right wing.

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